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Elko The First 100 Years.pdf
Story from Howard Hickson's Histories regarding the first 100 years of the city of Elko, Nevada's history.

Halleys Comet.pdf
Story from Howard Hickson's Histories regarding the visit of Halley's Comet.

Dr. Hugh Collett was a member of the original committee which founded Elko Community College (the predecessor to GBC) in 1967. Dr. Collett discusses Elko in the 1960s, the motives for the establishment of the Elko Community College, and the successes…

Honorary Mayor Bing Crosby sweeping Elko street supervised by Mayor Dave Dotta, 1948
Singer and actor Bing Crosby owned a number of ranches in the North Fork area and frequented Elko with his family when vacationing on the ranches. In 1948, Bing became the honorary mayor of Elko, a position he held until his death in 1977, The…

Mark and Kathy Chilton - 5 June 2015
Mark and Kathy Chilton played key roles in helping to found Elko Community College (the predecessor to GBC), particularly in acquiring the land for the college. The Chiltons discusss Elko in the 1960s and share stories of the community and the…

The University of Nevada's first home was actually in the new community of Elko, NV, between 1874 and 1885. Hickson recounts the formation of the new school, the trials and tribulations of its first decade, and the legislative debates which resulted…

Angie de Braga (GBC VHC) interviews John L'Etoile, Senior Landscape Architect for the Nevada Department of Transportation (Nevada DOT), about the design of the Elko Street-scaping project, using the theme "A Passage through Time."

Jay and Frankie Bilbao
Tom Bilbao, son of Basque immigrants Vicente & Paula Bilbao was born at Jack Creek, NV in 1925. His wife Frances "Frankie" Vicondoa Bilbao and son Jay Bilbao talk about prospecting & mining in northern Elko County and their "Aita", father Tom…

Elko Artwork.pdf
The original concept art for "A Passage through Time," the Elko Street-scape public art project undertaken by the Nevada Department of Transportation in Elko in the spring and summer of 2015. The artwork was produced by John L'Etoile, Senior…
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